Publishers Weekly, 2011-03-14 This alphabet book features vivid photographs of African animals. Readers will recognize a cheetah, elephant, and lion, but this husband-and-wife naturalist team also highlights unsung species like the tsessebe, the umbrette, and the dung beetle. Even X finds a match: "Xenopus bullfrogs like to sit in water that is extra shallow." Appended animal facts and a glossary for words like "vociferous" underscore the book's dual focus on diverse animal characteristics and language development. Ages 2-5. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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